Boeing’s 777F saw a surge of orders and commitments and the 747-8F also landed some new commitments.
Through Tuesday, the Brazilian manufacturer announced orders, options and commitments for 265 members of the E1 and E2 EJet families.
Republic Airways, Letter of Intent for up to 200 E175s (100 firm+100 option), with conversion rights to the E2 is the US Scope Clause is revised to allow for the heavier airplane.
Helvetic Airways: Letter of Intent for up to 24 E2s consisting of 12 E190-E2s and 12 E195-E2.
Kuwait’s Wataniya Airways: order for 10 E195-E2s.
Azul: Letter of Intent for 21 E195-E2s.
Letter of Intent with an Undisclosed customer from Spain for up to 5 E195-E2s
Mauritania Airlines: two E175s..
Letter of Intent with NAC for three E190s.
DHL: 14 777Fs
Volga-Dnepr/CargoLogicHolding: LOI 29 777Fs, Order, 5 747-8Fs.
The 777F deal is a major boost for the production bridge between the 777 Classic and the 777X, which has been soft. Without a delivery schedule, it’s impossible to determine today if the bridge finally solid.
The 747-8F order recalls an announced order by Volga at an air show several years ago for 25 747-8Fs. Most of the orders were never firmed up.